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Security for garden sheds and bikes
Tesco Weatherproof Padlock
Member Name: jipp05
Tesco Weatherproof Padlock
Advantages: Waterproof so doesn't rust
Disadvantages: Won't stop a really determined thief
I have this padlock on my shed and the reason that I bought it was because I wanted a waterproof one as my previous padlock had started to rust and I was finding it difficult to open and close plus the keyhole had started to rust and it was getting difficult to get the key in and out of it.
The padlock is a fairly basic and bog standard design and is made from steel but it is covered in black PVC which is what makes the padlock waterproof. It isn't all that large and measures 8.1cm in height and 5.1cm in width. It is a good size to fit in a bolt hole so is suitable for sheds etc. It would also be a good lock for bikes since it can stand to be outside in all weathers without getting damaged.
The lock has a pop on and off cover covering the key hole which fits snugly in place and does make the padlock watertight to the best of my knowledge. I have certainly never noticed any water collecting inside the cap when I take it off. The cap is attached to the padlock so you don't need to worry about it getting lost when you take it off. I think the attachment is pretty strong and I am not worried about it snapping any time soon even though I am not all that gentle when removing it as it is pretty sturdy.
You get two keys with the lock in case like me you end up misplacing one. I used to keep mine on my keyring but I ended up losing my keyring with all my keys so I was grateful that there was a spare included and now just keep it hanging in the house for when I need it.
This is perfect for my shed. It isn't ever going to stop a really determined thief but it will stop an opportunistic one who is just looking to see what the shed might contain as it wouldn't be worth their hassle trying to break the lock unless they knew what they were doing.
I have had this padlock for ages now so it has seen all kinds of weather but it hasn't succumbed to any yet and there isn't even the slightest hint of it being stiff when I use the key and it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear.
I can't remember exactly how much I paid for the lock but I do remember it was considerably cheaper than some other waterproof locks and I am sure it was under £5 because I remember thinking it was good for the money.
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